1981

On May 8, 1981, the Friday before Mother’s Day, my mom lost her battle with cancer. Today is the 40th anniversary of that date, and so it seems important to mark it somehow, to give the day time and attention and thought. I was a wee pre-schooler when she left, only 4 years old, and … More 1981

Eulogy

She waxes fire and fury Violent in temperament Savage hail and wilder winds Hurling arrows of searing rage across Blackened skies She settles broad and brimming Verdant to even shadowland Colour seeping from field and flower Drifting feathers of cirrus bliss through Cerulean vault She wanes tattered, threadbare Humble in submission A final feast for … More Eulogy

Omega 3

Encouraging adequate nutrition for picky school-age and teenage boys can be a tricky endeavor. And for this land-locked prairie family, we have not been very adept at ‘getting our fish on”, so to speak.  In summer we will grill a cedar plank salmon and we partake in tuna melts a couple of times each month, … More Omega 3

47 Ag 107.868 (Silver)

  I had my hair trimmed yesterday The ends had split, begun to fray   But strangely I observed a blip While brushing out from root to tip   Sprouting proudly from my part New silver threads, like abstract art   Waving wildly from the crown Gleaming ‘midst the sea of brown   Such boldness … More 47 Ag 107.868 (Silver)

Imprint

“We have everyday habits – formative practices – that constitute daily liturgies. By reaching for my smartphone every morning, I had developed a ritual that trained me toward a certain end: entertainment and stimulation via technology. Regardless of my professed worldview or particular Christian subculture, my unexamined daily habit was shaping me into a worshiper … More Imprint